Retail Brand Store Build Out
Design, Rendering, Engineering, Project Management, Fabrication, Logistics, Installation
10 Retail Brand Stores
Award Winning Retail Store
2012 ARE Design Award – Sony, Los Angeles, CA
SONY LEAP STORE
Sony approached Chandler to engineer, manufacture, install, and manage two mock-up stores and one final pilot store within a ten week timeline. Sony was looking for a partner to help redefine their retail stores. Klein Dytham architecture (KDa) provided Chandler with rough architectural dimensions and concepts. For the project, Chandler created a complete modular fixture package of over 65 pieces and over a dozen different fixture designs.
Sony wanted the store design to entice customers to experience and enjoy the Sony brand. The bright open space displays products on tables instead of behind locked display cases so the customers could personally interact with them.
Highlights from this store include: fixtures wrapped in Corian with operable door fronts that have a push-to-open and soft-close feature; a wall system that accommodated TV mounts and had removable panels for modifying based on season. A freestanding display wall that’s suspended from a concealed overhead rolling track.
Sony went onto build 9 additional Sony Leap stores using this store design. From this project, Chandler and Sony have developed a strong partnership; resulting in multiple retail projects such as the Sony Retail Experience Pads within 350 Best Buy locations.